New Classes at BookWorks

Check out the recently expanded schedule of classes that I’ll be teaching at           Asheville BookWorks this year!

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ILSSA Speaks

Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), a project co-founded by me and one of my all-time favorites, Emily Larned, was recently featured in the NYFA Current magazine and the Hello Craft blog. Thanks to authors Eleanor Whitney and Mimi Kirk for their thoughtful questions! These interviews tap into the State of the ILSSA Union, a membership organization for those who make experimental or conceptual work with obsolete technology.

{Re}HAPPENING 2011

We Can Only Work

An epic evening was had by all this past Saturday, April 9, at the {Re}HAPPENING, an innovative fundraising and art-based collaboration between the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and the Media Arts Project (MAP). I was honored to be involved as both an organizer and artist at the event, an annual meeting of creative minds and bodies, drawn to the historic and inspirational site of the former Black Mountain College campus, known as Lake Eden in Western North Carolina.

After a few hours at the ticketing booth and an amazing hail storm that evening, I joined my collaborators R. Brooke Priddy, Nathanael Roney and Matt Schnable, to perform an installation of sound, symbols, fiber and ink, entitled We Can Only Work. Words fail to describe the experience… I offer these photosas attempt to capture the moment. An unforgettable experience for which I am deeply grateful!

BoldLife

BoldLifeWhoa! Walked into Izzy’s, my favorite Asheville coffee shop a few days ago and saw my mug staring right back at me on the cover of our local arts and culture monthly BoldLife. The wonderful Ursula Gullow wrote a beautiful piece about my work, and thanks to her and photographers Matt Rose and Brent Fleury, the story made it’s way to the cover. Makes me blush. Thanks y’all!

Concept to Conclusion

Jessica PetersonWow! What happened to February? I suppose it marched right along as we all prepared for a barrage of March activity! On the top of my list is an exhibition opening this weekend at Asheville BookWorks. I’m honored to join Jessica Peterson of Paper Souvenir and Frank Brannon of SpeakEasy Press as the featured artists in Artists in Residence / Concept to Conclusion.

The show runs from March 12-April 30, 2011 and features three projects made possible by the BookWorks Co-op, including The Paste Papers of Lawrence Louise Foster by Catherine Baker and published by SpeakEasy Press, Ma’Cille’s Museum of Miscellanea by Jessica Peterson and published by Paper Souvenir, and Fibre Libre, the collaborative edition published by yours truly, Flatbed Splendor.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, March 12, from 5:30-8:30 pm at Asheville BookWorks, for the opening and artists’ talks.

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